Neil Young was born 12th November, 1945 and is from Toronto, Canada.
He is one of the most prolific song writers and musicians that has been going for over 40 years and still going today!
Famous for his folk-rock music, he has had many hits over the decades including Platinum topping albums: Harvest (1972), Prairie Wind (2005) and Harvest Moon (1992).
In the early ‘60s Neil Young formed part of a band, Buffalo Springfield and the band’s music was a mixture of country, folk and psychedelia.
By 1968, Young had gone solo and released Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (May 1969) and joined forces to form the supergroup Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash).
Neil Young was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 and throughout his career, has accumulated a number of awards including seven Juno Awards and two Grammys.
During the ‘80s Neil Young sound had transcended into more electronic, synth driven music – reflecting his troubled personal life, and by the late ‘80s - ‘90s his music was increasingly more political – Freedom (1989) was inspired by politics and crime, while his 2001 single "Let's Roll", about terrorism.
In the late 21st century, he continued to tour the world and featured on the bill for top festivals Glastonbury, Hard Rock Calling and Isle of Wight Festival.